October 25, 2018
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By Kartikey Sharma

The ATK vs CFC match preview –

Defending champions Chennaiyin FC will be playing against former champions in ATK in the fifth season of the Indian Super League on Friday.

ATK’s project of restoring the glory has finally picked up its pace. The team is winning games but also scoring goals. They will be looking to make most of this momentum in the upcoming fixtures, as Steve Coppell would want to hit the iron when it’s hot. The formation finally makes sense and the balance of the team is in a good synergy. If ATK keeps this style of football up, they might end up playing in the playoffs.

However, Chennaiyin FC have finally registered their first point of the season. They were struggling for form and have been conceding goals easily. The striking department still needs more energy. Jeje Lalpekhlua has not started the last two games and would be looking to make his coach believe of his abilities. He is proven goal-scorer and can turn things around on his own if he is at the top of his game.

ATK vs CFC Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:

When and where?

This match is to be played at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, India. The ground has a capacity of 85,000.

Where to watch ATK vs Chennaiyin FC live?

The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on October 26th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.

ATK vs CFC recent form (Last five matches)


Chennaiyin FC– D L L L W

ATK vs CFC Head to head

ATK Won – 3

Chennaiyin FC Won – 3

Not Decided – 4

ATK vs CFC Team News:


⦁ No changes in the starting lineup are expected for the team since the team has finally found their balance.
⦁ There are no injuries or suspensions for the team.
⦁ Arindam Bhattacharya will be the goalkeeper for ATK.

Chennaiyin FC:

⦁ Jeje Lalpekhlua or Gregory Nelson will be starting the game because the team needs some attacking prowess in front of the goal.
⦁ Dhanpal Ganesh and Henrique Sereno are sidelined for Chennaiyin FC.
⦁ Karanjit Singh will be the safety net for the backline.

ATK vs CFC Probable Playing 11:

Chennaiyin FC –

Karanjit (GK), Fernandes, Calderon, Sabia, Lalrinzuala, Augusto, Thapa, Thoi, Orlandi, Nelson, Jeje/Salom


Bhattacharya (GK), Khongjee, Johnson, Gerson, Ricky, Thatal, Everton, Halder, El Mimouni, Lanzarote, Singh

Players to look out for-

⦁ Thoi Singh

The Indian winger has been the most consistent attacker for the team this season. He will be looking to add to his two-goal tally as well as get support from his teammates in front of the goal.

⦁ Manuel Lanzarote

ATK attacker has finally come good for the team. It took him some time, but he will be making an impact when it comes to scoring goals and assisting in the upcoming fixtures.

Gambling India Info Match Prediction ATK vs Chennaiyin FC –

ATK looks to be the side in the up and we think they will be the winners of this contest.

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ATK vs CFC Dream 11 Team Predictions-

Team 1:

For some reason, Chennaiyin FC is not letting Jeje Lalpekhlua start the game. We have not taken him in our team and rather focus on Balwant Singh, Everton Santos and Manuel Lanzarote from ATK to fetch us the points when it comes to attack. The defence has the 2:2 ratio with two defenders from either team.

Team 2:

In an instance, if Jeje finally starts, this team will be fetching us a lot of points. Whatever his form might be, he only needs one goal to get back in the groove. The rest of the midfield is similar to that off the aforementioed team.

Kartikey Sharma

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